Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Curator for old Chicago Architecture at the Art Institute

From the press release . . .
The Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce the appointment of Alison Fisher as the Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture in the Department of Architecture and Design . Ms. Fisher, who arrived at the museum in August 2009, will join Joseph Rosa, the John H. Bryan Chair of Architecture and Design, and Zoƫ Ryan, the Neville Bryan Curator of Design, in organizing exhibitions, conducting research, and managing acquisitions for the museum's extensive collections of architecture and design. Ms. Fisher will focus on the Art Institute's historic architecture holdings from 1850 to 1945, thus overseeing the architectural drawings, models, and archives of many of America's most important architects, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Burnham, and Louis Sullivan.
Fisher curated a very fine recent exhibition at the Block Museum in Evanston, Marion Mahony Griffin: Drawing the Form of Nature, with a good catalogue, which recent shows at the AIC have been sorely lacking. Let's hope.

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